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Full text of "Annual Evaluation Report Fiscal Year 1984"

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EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY CENTERS
(CFDA No. 84.066)

I.    PROGRAM PROFILE

Legislation: Higher Education Act of 1965, Title IV, Sections 417A and
417E, as amended by P.L. 96-374 (20 U.S.C. 1070d, 1070d-lc). (Expires
September 30, 1985.)

Fund1flg_j1nee.....1980:

Fiscal Year       Authorization!/

Appropriation!/       Allocation!/

1980
1981
1982
1983
1984

$200,000,000
200,000,000
165,000,000
170,000,000
170,000,000

$147,500,000
156,500,000
150,240,000
154,740,000
164,740,000

$7,700,000
8,000,674
7,800,000
7,800,000
8,101,898

Purpose: To provide information on financial and academic assistance
available for qualified adults who want postsecondary education, and assist
them 1n applying for admission to institutions of postsecondary education.

Eligibility; Funds go to institutions of higher education, public and
private agencies and organizations and, in exceptional cases, secondary
schools.

Adults residing 1n the target area who need one or more of the project
services 1n order to pursue a program of postsecondary education are eligi-
ble for services through funded applicants. Two-thirds of the participants
must be low-income, first-generation, or potential first-generation, college
students. Project participants must be at least 19 years old (exceptions
are allowed). Required low-income criteria for participants are stated 1n
application materials.

II. RESPONSE TO GEPA 417(a)

A. Goals and Objectives

The Department's objectives Included:

o Establish grant-monitoring procedures that will better enable the
Department to assess Individual projects. This will make possible
better decisions about requests for grant renewals and more compre-
hensive assessments of program accomplishments.

o Issue non-competing continuation grant awards to 33 EOC projects during
Fiscal Year 1984.

o To review existing EOC regulations and policies to determine whether
the Department should pursue changes such as a new performance reporting
form.ed: